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Automated report from instana dashboards

We are trying to send an automated report from instana custom dashboard via email, but we don't see any options available in UI also don't see anything in the instana documentation. https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/instana-observability Please help wit...
4 months ago in Instana / SRE 0 Under review

IBM PowerHMC Sensor - Enable System "temperature" metric for custom event

We must be able to create a Custom Event for the System temperature.
about 2 months ago in Instana / IBM Power 0 Under review

Business require synthetic test to run during business hours

I have a business unit who require a synthetic test to run during the work week between 08:00 and 17:00. At present you can only specify how offen the test should run specification .
2 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 0 Under review

Add notes in application logs after instrumentation on how to disable auto-instrumentation for the application

When we instrument the containerised application, and some errors prevent it from starting, customers complain that instrumentation breaks the application. Some of them uninstall autotrace-webhook, some disable Autotrace Webhook, some add a namesp...
2 months ago in Instana / Tracing 0 Under review

Add regular expressions feature for service naming

Many of our customers use CMDB that will require them to adjust default service names. Our service naming approach requires them to use environment variables like INSTANA_SERVICE_NAME, INSTANA_PROCESS_NAME, HTTP Headers etc… In almost every case i...
2 months ago in Instana / Common 0 Under review

Infra metrics for IBM DB2warehouse monitoring

We have integrated IBM DB2warehouse production instance with instana and we are able to access the default dashboard with some metrics. We are exploring the available metrics to configure alerts, but unfortunately we don't see the required metrics...
2 months ago in Instana / DB2 0 Under review

Create custom Dashboards / Panels with Sythetic results data

Teams want to see the status of single or multiple synthetic checks in custom dashboards for better overview.
2 months ago in Instana / Synthetic 0 Under review

k8sensor needs to support multiple backends

When using Instana, most of our customers require high availability. They assume that our SaaS operations are highly available based on our SLAs. But, when customers deploy self-hosted environments they need to set things up in an HA configuration...
2 months ago in Instana / Kubernetes 0 Under review

For the Power systems, need local agent in VIOS similar to what others are certified for in https://community.ibm.com/community/user/power/viewdocument/vios-recognized-list

Local agent installations on the VIOS on Power Servers will help to fetch metrices at more granular level than the minimum 5m offered by the HMC. After discussion with Power sales team, this remains one of the main bottleneck to position Instana a...
3 months ago in Instana / IBM Power / Sensor 0 Under review

Add WebSphere (WAS) information to Analytics filters

Hello, Can you please add WebSphere (WAS) information like Server Name, Node Name and Cell Name into Analytics filters? This would be useful because it would allow us to group calls by those WebSphere information. Something similar is already done...
3 months ago in Instana / Sensor / WAS 0 Under review